Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Feb 2006 21:42 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "In February 1946, J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly were about to unveil, for the first time, an electronic computer to the world. Their ENIAC, or Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, could churn 5000 addition problems in one second, far faster than any device yet invented. The scientists knew that they had created something that would change history, but they weren't sure how to convey their breakthrough to the public. So they painted numbers on some light bulbs and screwed the resulting 'translucent spheres' into ENIAC's panels. Dynamic, flashy lights would thereafter be associated with the computer in the public mind." Yes boys and girls, 60 years ago the groundwork was laid for that grey thing hooked up to that thing you're staring at right now.
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RE[2]: Not Eniac but Z3 was first
by malkia on Tue 14th Feb 2006 19:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Not Eniac but Z3 was first"
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According to wikipedia, ABC was the first electronic computing device, but it was not Turing Complete, so some are saying it should not be described as the first computer.

btw, I'm also bulgarian.

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